If you voted in the North End / Waterfront during this Tuesday’s primary election, you probably did not have to wait in line. There was an extremely low turnout amid no significant local challenges.
State Representative Aaron Michlewitz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will not face a challenger in the November general election. He received 2,161 votes in the primary for the 3rd Suffolk District with 869 uncast votes and 26 write-ins. The district is comprised primarily of the South End and North End neighborhoods with parts of Beacon Hill and Downtown.
State Senator Anthony Petruccelli ran unopposed in the Democratic primary as did his Republican challenger, Frank Addivinola, Jr. The two will face off in the November general election. In the Republican primary, Addivinola received 514 votes with 229 uncast votes and 6 write-ins. In the democratic primary, Petruccelli received 2,299 votes with 851 uncast votes and 30 write-ins. (Note: results are just Boston, not the entire district.) In addition to the North End, the State Senate district includes Beacon Hill, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge.
This is not a year for City Council elections, but it is worth noting that Steve Murphy will remain on the council after receiving 39% of the vote against Steve Grossman (61%) in the Democratic Treasurer race. Grossman faces Republican Karyn Polito in November. Polito was recently campaigning in the North End with Rudy Guiliani.
Suzane Bump (50%) won the Democratic primary over Guy Glodis (31%) and Mike Lake (19%) in the Auditor race. In November, Bump will face Mary Connaughton who won the Republican primary against Kamal Jain.